Mark Green


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What is a low carb diet?

Every week I receive questions. Whether in type 2 diabetes education or via our online community. One question that came up this week was ‘what is a low carb diet’? Sometimes we get so caught up in talking about things we forget some people might not k …

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One thing causing high glucose levels no one tells you

When we think of high glucose levels and diabetes, people automatically jump to the big 3. Insulin, the pancreas and carbohydrates. Yet, did you know there is forth culprit which is just as responsible for increasing glucose levels? The liver has a tre …

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How to prevent post meal glucose spikes in type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes have had it tough over the years. They still do. It’s not an easy disease to manage. Yet, it is manageable. 10 years ago the only way to know what was happening with your glucose levels all day was to finger prick test a who …

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Lower your glucose levels by knowing this

The only way to be able to fix a problem is to understand what is wrong in the first place. Most patients I meet have not had what is happening in their body fully explained to them. If they can’t understand what is happening to them, how are they supp …

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Should you be following the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Imagine a time before, cars, supermarkets, agriculture, heck, before houses existed. You’d spend the day roaming the planes of the land or the coast of the seaside in the endless pursuit to find food for yourself and your tribe. You’d ga …

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission Study 2 years on

The 2 year follow up results have been published for the type 2 diabetes remission study. If you’re not familiar with the study or diet, I’ve blogged about it previously here to bring you quickly up to speed. I’ve also done a complete review of the die …

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Portion sizes explained

I think one of the most commonly misinterpreted parts of UK dietary guidelines is portion sizes. As dietitians we generally take the stance that nothing is off limits assuming the portion and frequency is correct. Of course, this is in the context of h …

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UK dietary guidelines explained

Dietary guidelines explained Dietary guidelines is one topic everyone seems to have an opinion on. I mean we all eat right? As a result, UK dietary guidelines frequently come under scrutiny. On one hand, this is a good thing. This is what pushes eviden …

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Intriguing Cochrane Study Findings on Cardiovascular Disease

This week I stumbled upon a new publication in the Cochrane Library. This particular publication looked at the link between following a low glycaemic index diet and cardiovascular disease rates. The reason this study caught my eye was because it appear …

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Age of type 2 diabetes associated with cardiovascular & mortality risk

The journal Circulation has published a new study. The study compared the age of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The authors claim an earlier onset of diabetes increases the risk of suffering adverse cardio …

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